Will County and Lewis University will host the sixth annual “Catapult a Pumpkin” event from 9:00 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Nov. 6 in the “W” parking lot South of the main entrance of Lewis University in Romeoville. The event offers residents an opportunity to safely dispose of pumpkins, electronics, and documents.
The Workforce Center of Will County is partnering with the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Joliet Township High School to host a Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd at the Joliet Township High School Administration Building, 300 Caterpillar Drive in Joliet. Representatives from several local businesses resource organizations will be participating.
The Will County Health Department (WCHD) has released updated guidance by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to help people celebrate Halloween and other Fall festivities more safely, as the County continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study will evaluate service gaps in county transportation network
Will County today announced that it will be receiving a $200,000 grant from Pace Suburban Bus (Pace) to evaluate paratransit services in the county and identify future improvements. Pace announced the funding at the Oct. 21st meeting of the Will County Board.
To offer residents and local business owners an opportunity to voice ideas about community investment, Will County is partnering with the City of Joliet and local organizations to host R3 (Restore, Reinvest, and Renew) neighborhood resident meetings. These meetings will focus on solutions regarding the five pillars of civil legal aid, economic development, re-entry, violence prevention, and youth development.
Will County will join the Illinois Energy Conservation Authority to host an information session for commercial property owners on the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program on Monday, October 25. C-PACE is a program that offers low-cost, long-term financing to local businesses for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, electric vehicle charging and other clean energy projects.
Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary clinics in October can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount.
To clarify the CDC’s recent recommendation about COVID-19 booster shots, the Will County Health Department is sharing important information about these additional vaccines.
Earn free food with vaccinations
In an effort to encourage residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and stop the spread of the deadly virus, the Will County Health Department is partnering with local restaurants to host pop up vaccination sites and give away free food to vaccine recipients.
COMEBACK Grant funding still available to renters and tenants in Will County
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is reminding tenants and landlords of financial assistance available to residents ahead of the Oct. 3 expiration of the Illinois eviction moratorium. Will County COMEBACK Grant funding is available to tenants, landlords, and homeowners who are impacted by economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Will County gathered on Sat. Sept. 11 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy, one of the darkest times in the history of our nation.
Video courtesy of Lockport Fire Protection District Firefighter Scott Montgomery. Narration by Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.
Workforce Center of Will County features several workforce partners under one roof
The Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) offers a wide variety of free, personal services to assist both residents and employers with employment needs. These services are available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the center’s Resource Room.
The Will County Mobile Workforce Center is a state-of-the-art vehicle that travels across the county to offer residents assistance with their career searches. The mobile workforce center is equipped with 11 computer station and Internet access. Resume and career search assistance using online listings, including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet, are also available on the mobile unit.
Yearly event raises funds and awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease
For more than 15 years, the staff and residents of Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet have participated in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Traditionally, the event would be held at a local forest preserve and be open to the community. However, in consideration of resident participation Sunny Hill elected to accommodate the event on campus. Additionally, Covid-19 mitigations changed the way the local event was organized.
Big Ideas for Community Collaboration
Register today to attend the 2021 Hero Helps on Oct. 15 at the Romeoville Athletic and Event Center - www.herohelps.org.